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Farm Service Agency County Executive Director Expanded in United States

Summary These are County Executive Director - Expanded positions located in the following locations: Decatur, Indiana Brazil, Indiana Angola, Indiana Anderson, Indiana Connersville, Indiana Per 27-PM, Par. 454, this vacancy is being re-advertised with an expanded area of consideration. Responsibilities Responsible for directing and managing program and administrative operations for one or more counties. Carrying out permanent and ad hoc farm bill programs and policies established by USDA as well as crop insurance operations under policies established by the Risk Management Agency (RMA). Providing basic FSA farm loan program services. May perform additional farm loan program assignments based on authorities delegated. Performing office and field activities as needed to accomplish program objectives. Managing and directs activities of subordinate staff. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Qualifications are in accordance with requirements in Handbook 27-PM. Applicants must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date in the announcement. including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified below: You may start at the CO-05 level if you have one of the following qualifications: Four-year degree in an accredited business, college or university in any field in which high school graduation or the equivalent is a prerequisite: OR One year of qualifying general experience, equivalent to CO-4 or GS-4, applying office methods and procedures to provide clerical and limited technical support to any farm or agricultural program. OR Combination of education and experience described above. Experience that shows your ability to perform progressively more complex, responsible, or difficult duties: and that shows your ability to learn the specific work of this position. You may start at the CO-07 level if you have one of the following qualifications: Four-year degree in an accredited business, college or university in any field in which high school graduation or the equivalent is a prerequisite with a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0-point scale: OR One year qualifying general experience equivalent to grade CO-5 or GS-5 applying office methods and procedures to provide clerical and limited technical support to independently perform a full range of farm program processes. Experience that shows your ability to perform progressively more complex, responsible, or difficult duties: and that shows your ability to learn the specific work of this position. OR Combination of education and experience described above. You may start at the CO-09 level if you have one of the following qualifications: A Masters or equivalent graduate degree or two full academic years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree from an accredited college or university: OR One year qualifying general experience equivalent to grade CO-7 or above or GS-7 or above applying office methods and procedures to provide clerical and limited technical support to independently perform a full range of farm program processes. Experience that shows your ability to perform progressively more complex, responsible, or difficult duties, and that shows your ability to learn the specific work of this position. Experience in providing program interpretation, and instruction for an agriculture program area or operational phases of farm loan programs. Such work experience included acquiring data and providing information to producers, farm loan borrowers and farming operations; writing summary reports; assisting staff with policy guidance; arranging and scheduling activities of subordinates to complete technical/clerical review: OR One year supervisory experience A combination of education and experience as listed above. You may start at the CO-11 level if you have one of the following qualifications: One year of qualifying general experience at the CO-9 or GS-9 level directly related to the functions of the position to be filled or equivalent experience in a related activity. Experience in independently conducting agricultural operation or in the overall administration of one or more agricultural program areas. You may start at the CO-12 level if you have one of the following qualifications: One year of qualifying general experience at the CO-11 or GS-11 level directly related to the functions of the position to be filled or equivalent experience in a related activity. Experience in administering or significantly impacting administration of one or more agricultural programs. Such work experience included providing technical information and assistance regarding farm programs to representative of business and community groups; leading in the development of local farm program policies; manages all day-to-day operations of the office; employs subordinate staff. Education College Transcript: If you are qualifying based on education, submit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit with your application package evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution was appropriately accredited by an accredited body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. Education standards. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process; however, if selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Please refer to the "How to Apply" section for instructions on submitting the transcript. Additional Information Veterans preference does not apply since this position is being advertised under Title 7 authorities. Relocation expenses are not authorized. When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval. This is a Title 7, Non-Federal, Non-Civil Service position. This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact: USDAs TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD). Optional - This position may be eligible to telework up to two (2) days per biweekly pay period (1 day per week) upon supervisory approval. This position may also be eligible for flexible work schedules in accordance with Department and Agency directives.

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